[Slavery in Wilcox County, Alabama; LIst ] Manuscript 'Account of Sales of the Estate of Wm. Fisher dec[ease]d.' by Green A. Fisher

Slavery in Wilcox County, Alabama; Estate of William Fisher (died 1835); Green A. Fisher
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The State of Alabama, Wilcox County. 21 December 1835.
SKU: 20988

4pp., foolscap 8vo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Headed with the date of the sale 'December 4th 1835'. At end: 'The State of Alabama | Wilcox County | Came into open Court Green A. Fisher one of the Executors of the last will & testament of William Fisher decd. who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the forgoing is a correct account of the sales of said decedents Estate so far as the same have come to his hands | Sworn to & Subscribed in Open Court this 21st Decr. 1835'. Received, with illegible signature, on same date. 'Total amount of Sales', $19,158.13½, minus mistake of $481.60, making $18,676.53½. A semi-literate document, containing 21 entries, misnumbered to 19, giving prices and purchasers' names. The first lot is '1210 acres Land', with animals and crops thereon, totalling $9185.01', bought by G. A. Fisher himself; the second farm tools and implements, totalling $1164.81. Slaves feature in lots 3-7 as follows: '3 Negro Girl Velot', bought by W. Holmes, $562; '4 Negro Boy Ben', B. Higgenbotham, $1101; '[no number] Negro Boy Jesse', Charles Fisher, $1331; 'Negro Boy Isaac [$1400] | [Negro] Prince & Mary [$2111.50]', William P. Fisher, $3511.50; '6 Negro Boy Brown [$793] | 1 young Yoke Oxon [$59] | 1 Low Cast [$18.50] | 1 Bay Hors [$83] | 100 Bushell Corn a $1 [$100]', Mrs Sarah Bilk, £1053.50; '7 Negro girl Lucy', Mrs Nancy Fisher, $400. The other lots consist of farm implements and stock. Duke University holds the Dick Brown collection of slave records, 1789-1866, which mainly relate to Wilcox County.